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Krull (1983)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  29 July 1983 (USA)
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A prince and a fellowship of companions set out to rescue his bride from a fortress of alien invaders who have arrived on their home planet.

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Widow of the Web
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Storyline

From the sky will come the Black Fortress. From the Fortress will come the Slayers to devour the planet of Krull. Then shall a girl of ancient name become queen...she shall choose a king...and together they shall rule the planet. And their son shall rule the galaxy. Written by Stanford Sherman

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Beyond our time, beyond our universe...there is a planet besieged by alien invaders, where a young king must rescue his love from the clutches of the Beast. Or risk the death of his world. See more »


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Release Date:

29 July 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dragons of Krull  »

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Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Dolby Stereo)

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(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to special makeup designer Nick Maley, the f/x character of "the Beast was the first self contained animatronic suit... providing not only facial movement but also lung, heart and body-fluid movement all without a single external cable!" whilst "The Emerald Sear transformation puppet, which was intercut with a non 3D transformation make-up, attracted the welcome attention of the great [special makeup effects artist] Dick Smith". See more »

Goofs

When the "Fire mares" first appear they are shod, but a later close-up of their feet (with fire) shows them unshod. See more »

Quotes

Ergo: Wait! Wait for me. I've just remembered, I have urgent business in this direction.
Prince Colwyn: What business?
Ergo: Staying alive.
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Referenced in Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) See more »

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A superb classic that should be more revered..
18 February 2000 | by (London, England (Honestly)) – See all my reviews

I love these sorts of films; attempts at fantasy which diverge from the usual sort of run of the mill stuff. Krull remains original even now. Where computerised effects are mainstream today, in this film they are rarely used and the crew get round it with more hands on methods; making the entire piece look far more realistic.

Granted the plot could be a little cliched, but the way in which the story tackles it is good, and you won't be bored by the various chapters that are presented. You get whisked away and there is enough background and adventure to substantiate the film and you aren't left wondering if there could have been more to it, but rather, you are immersed *in* the film and finish watching it with a sentimental 'Aww.. that was brilliant, is that it? I want more..' The various characters that the protagonist meets throughout the story is cool, and really lends to the effectiveness of the developing background. It all becomes entwined, and makes for a fulfilling plot.

If you liked Legend (Tom Cruise, Mia Sara) for its different direction or Dragonslayer for its dynamic special effects, then you'll probably like this similarly-aged colleague of that era.


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